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Anthony Pellicano Sentenced to 15 Years

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, the "wiretapper for the stars," was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison. Pellicano, 64, was convicted of 78 counts, including racketeering, wiretapping and wire fraud.

Pellicano wiretapped a long list of celebrities, looking for dirt that others could use in legal disputes, including divorce proceedings. He also bribed police officers to comb through law enforcement databases for material he clients could use.

U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer also ordered Pellicano and two co-defendants to forfeit $2 million.

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